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ASN Morning Read: Mr. Howard Has Some Thoughts

The United States national team goalkeeper is injured but that doesn't prevent him from getting a few things off his chest; a Sporting Kansas City star gets a bit closer to representing the American squad. 
BY Noah Davis Posted
January 18, 2017
7:50 AM
  • Tim Howard: "Jurgen Klinsmann had a project to unearth talent around the world that had American roots. But having American roots doesn’t mean you are passionate about playing for that country... I know there were players that came in that it didn’t matter as much to. If you get enough of those players, one or two can get found out, but if you get enough of those players you lose sight of what you are all about. While it was a good idea in theory, it had its flaws. Bruce will 100 percent get that back."

  • One of the good guys retires: "Herculez Gomez, an occasional United States men’s national team striker, lately of the Seattle Sounders, who thrived in the Mexican Liga MX and became the first American to lead a major foreign league in scoring there, announced his retirement on Tuesday. He is joining ESPN as an analyst.And so ends a soccer life that took an unknown, unrecruited, unheralded teenager from Las Vegas through 16 semi-pro and professional teams in three countries and to a World Cup over 16 years."

  • McCarty Move Hard to Take But Adds to Local Flavor

  • Fast:
  • Will Dom Dwyer, almost eligible for the United States national team, help? "February 14 marks the date of my five years of holding a green card, so then I'll be eligible for citizenship. That paperwork is sitting there, ready to filed on the 14th, and we'll see where it goes from there."

  • Jonathan Spector to MLS? Sure, why not. Everyone come home. 

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